Since the publication in 1991 of Ben Bova's Cyberbooks, I have been awaiting the availability of a practical, dependable ebook device.
I'm still waiting.
I have just spent 2 hours trying (with mixed success) to get the content which I have paid for from the Amazon website to put on the THIRD Kindle that I have had, the first two having crapped out almost immediately.
The Kindle has good points - big memory (200 books or so), very sharp (if small) screen, (iffy) wireless capacity. However, my rather annoying experiences with Amazon and the Kindle lead me to conclude that with a whole lot of work, the quality of the Kindle will increase to "ordinary Chinese flimsy crap" and the customer service delivered by Amazon.com will rise to "sucks."
The initial process of opening your (first) Kindle and reading a (first) book is stimulating. So is the initial process of acquiring a venereal disease.
I need to check out bn.com.